06/28/15 5:40pm
06/28/2015 5:40 PM
Beloved history teacher Ron McEvoy made a spectacular entrance at Sunday's graduation.

Beloved history teacher Ron McEvoy made a spectacular entrance at Sunday’s graduation.

Greenport High School graduated its 134th class on Sunday where retired history teacher Ron McEvoy made a surprise visit.

In addition to encouraging speeches from students, faculty, and administrators, Mr. McEvoy gave a speech to the graduates and encouraged them to follow their dreams.

For a complete list of graduates and bios on the valedictorian and salutatorian, pick up a copy of the July 2 The Suffolk Times for the special graduation section.

Scroll through for more photos of the graduates.

Photos by Katharine Schroeder

The hat toss.

The hat toss.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

Timmy Stevens and Brittany Doucett.

Timmy Stevens and Brittany Doucett.

Time for a graduation selfie.

Time for a graduation selfie.

Administrators and staff pose before the ceremony.

Administrators and staff pose before the ceremony.

Nick Droskoski and Cinthia Gaitan.

Nick Droskoski and Cinthia Gaitan.

Timmy Stevens with his niece Nylah Stevens.

Timmy Stevens with his niece Nylah Stevens.

Matt and John Drinkwater.

Matt and John Drinkwater.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

Nicole and Jessica McDaniel.

Nicole and Jessica McDaniel.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A graduate reflects on a speech during the ceremony.

A graduate reflects on a speech during the ceremony.

Mr. McEvoy speaks to the students.

Mr. McEvoy speaks to the students.

Students react to Mr. McEvoy's speech.

Students react to Mr. McEvoy’s speech.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle listens to a speech during the ceremony.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle listens to a speech during the ceremony.

Commencement speaker Catherine Creedon.

Commencement speaker Catherine Creedon.

Commencement speaker Samantha Henry.

Commencement speaker Samantha Henry.

Commencement speaker Neville Reece.

Commencement speaker Neville Reece.

Commencement speaker Caitlin Grilli.

Commencement speaker Caitlin Grilli.

High School principal Gary Kalish speaks.

High School principal Gary Kalish speaks.

Time for diplomas.

Time for diplomas.

Salutatorian Christian Van Cleef.

Salutatorian Christian Van Cleef.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle.

A hug after the ceremony.

A hug after the ceremony.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle with his brother Alex.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle with his brother Alex.

A hug for the new graduate.

A hug for the new graduate.

06/24/15 5:59am
06/24/2015 5:59 AM
Greenport Elementary School's fifth-graders demonstrated Tuesday how their videos on local history are attached to QR codes. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Greenport Elementary School fifth-graders demonstrated Tuesday how their videos on local history are attached to QR codes. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

You could call a class project completed by fifth-graders at Greenport Elementary School a win-win: the kids got to enjoy a creative project that took them out of the classroom and into Greenport Village, and the teachers still managed to impart crucial lessons on history, technology and teamwork. (more…)

06/10/15 5:58am
06/10/2015 5:58 AM

Following the example of school districts like Hampton Bays and Patchogue-Medford, Greenport will be offering Regents exam prep courses this summer for the first time ever. And the classes will be open to anyone who wants to attend, whether they’re Greenport students or not.

The program will run July and August for students in grades 7-12. (more…)

05/03/15 12:00pm
05/03/2015 12:00 PM
Peter Gwiazda dances to Let It Go. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Peter Gwiazda dances to Let It Go. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Greenport School held a talent show Friday night in memory of Greenport Elementary student Bethzy Lopez, who passed away last year at age 8.

A 50/50 auction was held and all proceeds from the show will go to Bethzy’s family. (more…)

04/14/15 8:00am
04/14/2015 8:00 AM
Gary Kalish was hired at Monday's Greenport school board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Gary Kalish was hired at Monday’s Greenport school board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Editor’s note: An initial version of this story published at suffolktimes.com Tuesday was replaced online Friday morning with an updated story, which also appears in this week’s edition of The Suffolk Times newspaper.

Pierson High School vice principal Gary Kalish has been hired to take over as Greenport’s secondary school principal.

The Greenport school board approved his appointment unanimously at Monday’s budget workshop. He is expected to start May 1.

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04/11/15 10:00am
04/11/2015 10:00 AM
Greenport High School AP biology teacher Christopher Buckley gives student Sophia Albizures a high-five after she correctly answers a question about Mendelian genetics. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Greenport High School AP biology teacher Christopher Buckley gives student Sophia Albizures a high-five after she correctly answers a question about Mendelian genetics. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Greenport High School chemistry teacher Christopher Buckley believes opportunities to earn college credit aren’t the only reason it’s important to expand student access to advanced placement courses.

Mr. Buckley, who teaches AP environment and biology courses, said his class material is attractive to many students who already know what they want to do when they grow up.  (more…)

04/03/15 3:34pm
04/03/2015 3:34 PM
Robert Feeney. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney at a Greenport school board meeting in August. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)

Greenport High School interim principal William Caulfield has resigned from the post he’s held since December, The Suffolk Times has confirmed. Superintendent David Gamberg said Mr. Caulfield left due to “personal reasons” and will be replaced by Robert Feeney, the school’s former interim principal who left late last year.

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03/29/15 8:00am
03/29/2015 8:00 AM
(Credit: Courtesy Greenport Schools)

Greenport High School students Richard Galicia-Torres (from left) Antonio Coria, Walfred Gatica, Jonathan Vasquez and Antonio Anderson won second place at Saturday’s Junior Iron Chef competition in Lake Grove. (Credit: Courtesy Greenport Schools)

Behind their grilled vegetable wrap, five Greenport High School students earned second place honors at Saturday’s third annual Junior Iron Chef competition at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove.

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